Yes, you heard it here first. BIO is offering two free download sessions from the 2008 BIO International Convention.

The two sessions:

Confronting the Obesity Epidemic: The Skinny on Innovative New Treatments Pursuing Multiple Financing and Liquidity Strategies

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It shows the application of industrial biotechnology can improve the efficiency of the biofuel and renewable chemical industries and gives an understanding of the impact of industrial biotechnology on the U.S. economy up to 2008. 

Today, the biotechnology industry is enjoying more success and influence than ever before. Our industry’s innovations continue to improve the lives of people worldwide, and the advancement of these innovations is supported by the work of BIO.

BIO's Daryl Pritchard talks about oncology and personalized medicine at the BIO Internation Convention. The Group Room, a cancer talk radio show. Listen to the show: Media player Real Player

Well, as the BIO 2008 International Convention draws to a close we can say that this has been one of the best shows ever. We ended up with 20,108 industry leaders from 70 different countries and 48 states.

The full Convention program included four full days with 175 breakout sessions, 21 educational tracks, more than 1,000 speakers, three keynote sessions, six Super Sessions and three CEO Forum sessions.

"For Vertex, this year's BIO convention provided an excellent opportunity to both network and establish new relationships with hundreds of biotech leaders from around the globe. The convention is 'the' place where these interactions can take place on such a large scale and San Diego was a great location for these groups to convene." --Representative of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

It has been a busy week, and I'm betting most of you are very tired. Partnering, talks, and an exhibit hall that has a lot to offer. How should you spend your last day? After spending 3 days pounding the "exhibit floor" pavement (carpet), I have some suggestions for you.

If you missed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenneger's address at BIO 2008. Here is a short clip of the Governor expressing the personal importance of biotechnology to him and his family as well as the steps California has taken to advance biotechnology innovation in the state.

Are you missing out on the biofuels revolution? Have you been distracted? Say by the rising cost of oil? If you're at the BIO International Convention, and you haven't had a chance to talk to the folks at Keller Biofuels, or if you just didn't get a chance to come, tune in to this clip and learn about their technology.